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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre was founded in 1971 as the De Wildt Cheetah Centre and played a very important role in the preservation of the extinction of the cheetah in South Africa. At the time of founding it, there were only about 700 cheetahs and this made Ann van Dyk decide to take action. You can find the centre at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range about an hour's drive from Johannesburg, 45 minutes from Pretoria and 15 minutes from Hartbeespoort Dam.

The centre was a great success and there are already more than 600 young cheetahs born in the course of time. Meanwhile there are other endangered animals besides the cheetah: wild dogs, brown hyenas, servals, suni antelopes and vultures. You take a game drive with an expert guide and you'll learn a lot about the various animals.

On Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday you can opt for a 3 hour program which will not only be a tour in a safari vehicle to see the various animals, but also the "cheetah run". The cheetah run begins at 08:00 and is intended to keep the cheetahs in good hunting condition. You can see how fast the cheetahs can run and how fantastically quick and sharp they can take turns. This program is for children over 6 years and adults. Visit the website for more information about the various programs / tours and prices and to make a booking: Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre.

Your holiday begins at South Africa Specialist.